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3.5 of 5 Lodge   |   Next to Kilamanjaro Airport | P. O. Box 11297, Arusha, Tanzania
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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16 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at the Kia lodge both upon arrival from Rwanda and a day room when departing back to the United States. The rooms are comfortable and the service average. The lodge is next to the airport and they are the only option for dining. We had dinner during both stays but the menu is very limited with a two... More

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36 reviews 36 reviews
10 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The only asset of this lodge is to be near KIA airport where many flights arrive late at night. As many, I suppose, who arrive for the first time at KIA I was discouraged and afraid that I couldn't find a transport for town at 1 am, therefore I reserved at the fool price of 170 plus dollars and 60... More

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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I didn't have great expectations for this place - we only chose it because of our late flight in and early morning flight out. BUT we were pleasantly surprised. It's not 5-star but it's quite comfortable, very close to the airport, and has a real African feel. We stayed here twice (one night each time) and our rooms were identical... More

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7 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The only possible reason to stay here is that it is very near to Kilimanjaro Airport (3 minutes). It would also be an excellent budget base camp for someone flying in and going straight on to climb the mountain. It has a nice pool with a great view of the mountain - the beer is cold. The rooms are clean,... More

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Kampala, Uganda
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7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel is superbly located by Kilimanjaro airport and it has a nice pool area but that's all the good things I can say. The bed was not comfortable and the room was only OK. The meal in the restaurant was terrible and expensive at $25. It was really poor. In the morning they couldn't find anyone to cook me... More

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Moscow, Russia
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were advised to spend several hours at KIA Lodge after arriving from safari and before our night flight. Upon arrival we were warmly greeted by the front desk manager who gave us the keys from our room - a small round villa located next to the bar. Other staff helped us with bags. We found ourselves in small premises... More

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moivarolodgescamps, Public Relations Manager at Kia Lodge, responded to this review

Dear From_Moscow, Thank you for taking the time to post this review of the Kia Lodge online. It is a pleasure to read that you had a nice time at the Kia Lodge and enjoyed your short stay there. Unfortunately when its cloudy - Mt Kilimanjaro is hidden by the clouds and hence not visible, however other guests who have... More

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13 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited this hotel after climbing Kili. Had mixed experience at this hotel. -ve(s) - multiple power & water outages during a single stay. - checking in was a hassle, names not checked at check in. - No TV in the room, however hotel manager invited us to watch the world cup game at this house!! that was nice - although... More

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New York City, New York
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7 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went here as a group before heading to climb Kilimanjaro. Hotel is right by the airport so the location is the main draw. Very good service and food at the restaurant. Pool area is very scenic. Lodges were small and clean, though we had some trouble trying to figure out rooming situation for 3 people and had to switch... More

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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33 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We used the Kia Lodge for a day-time stop over between flights in and out of Kilimanjaro Airport - check in for our international flight opened only 3 hours before departure, and there's not much to do before passport control, so waiting at the airport would not have been much fun. The hotel is less than 5 minutes drive from... More

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York, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great location for airport and trek. Quiet hotel with excellent little lodges. Great bar with good service and a view of Kilimanjaro from the pool area. . Actually stayed in October 2010 before and after climbing Kilimajaro..

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Address: Next to Kilamanjaro Airport | P. O. Box 11297, Arusha, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Arusha Region > Arusha
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Kia Lodge 3.5*
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Welcome to KIA Lodge, ‘your door to Tanzania’ at less than 5 minutesdrive from Kilimanjaro International Airport. The lodge is situated on a secluded hill in the heart of beautiful savannah scenery that is so typical for East Africa. Guests can admire the vast views of the African plains and of course the grand Kilimanjaro Mountain that shows her snowy top mostly in the morning and at sundown.Because of its location, the KIA Lodge is an ideal safe haven for arriving and departing Tanzania,climbing the Kilimanjaro or traveling on to the northern safari destinations. The friendly service, Zanzibar style reception, typical African decorations, and tropical restaurant offer a warm welcome to into the Tanzanian culture. Drink a Kilimanjaro beer in the open bar, enjoy over a hundred species of birds in the savannah garden, or relax at our hilltop swimming pool with great views of Mt Kilimanjaro, Mt Meru, the Blue Mountains and the Maasai plains all around.At KIA lodge we will ensure that you are looked after in a unique friendly and peaceful environment, helping you to prepare for your safaris or climbs and cosseting you on your arrival or return home. With our beautiful gardens we can honestly boast the fact that we are not just an airport hotel but also a true lodge where you can immediately get a real taste of Africa! ... more   less 
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